Half Life: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Nora and Blanche are conjoined twins. Nora is strong, funny, and deeply independent, thirsting for love and adventure. Blanche, by contrast, has been asleep for twenty years. Sick of carrying her sister's dead weight, Nora wants her other half gone for good—a desire that takes her from San Francisco to London in search of the Unity Foundation, a mysterious organization that promises to make two one. But once in England, Nora's past begins to surface in surprising and disturbing ways, pushing her to the brink of insanity and forcing her to question her own—and Blanche's—grip on the truth.

 

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

This is the co-winner of the Tiptree this year, so I expected a lot more from it. The book is set in a world very similar to our own, except with more nuclear explosions and a population of conjoined ... Read full review

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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

Okay, so this won the Tiptree award, which is usually a good indicator of something interesting. And it is an interesting idea: that there are a lot more conjoined twins in the world (because of ... Read full review

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Shelley Jackson is the author of the short story collection The Melancholy of Anatomy, the hypertext novel Patchwork Girl, several children's books, and "Skin," a story published in tattoos on the skin of more than two thousand volunteers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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